Danyel Ferrari

Coordinator of Student Exhibitions and Special Projects

Danyel M Ferrari is artist, writer, and curator living in Brooklyn NY. She has more than ten years experience in arts administration and exhibtions coordination. Danyel Ferrari earned her undergraduate degrees in Sculpture (BFA) and Visual Critical Studies (BA) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and studied for an MA in Visual Culture at NYU and received her MFA in Combined Media at Hunter College. Her work has been included in exhitbions in New York, Prague, Istanbul, Ireland, and Chicago. 


  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.